The 2nd Singapore International Violin Competition came to a thrilling climax and conclusion with the Grand Final held at Esplanade Concert Hall on Thursday 8 February 2018. Three grand finalists performed a concerto each with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, attended by a well filled hall including a Who's Who of classical music in Singapore. Here are some photos from the intermission reception and prize-award ceremony.
|Pang Siu Yuin (General Manager of Singapore National |
Youth Orchestra), Cham Gee Len and Vivien Goh
(Sponsor of the Goh Soon Tioe Recital Prize)
|Violinist Chin Chee Mee, conductor Chan Tze Law, |
music philanthropist Tan Kah Tee,
Chia Sin Teck and Julie Tan
(Singapore Music Teacher's Association)
|Mervin Beng (Founder of re:Sound), |
master luthier Tong Ming Xi,
pianist Ge Xiaozhe and composer Chen Zhangyi.
|Dr & Mrs Koo Siaw Sing|
(Yong Siew Toh Conservatory)
|Almost the T'ang Quartet:|
Violinist Ng Yu Ying, pianist Susan Lai,
conductor Jason Lai (not Susan's husband)
and cellist Leslie Tan.
|The YST Doctor's table:|
Adeline Wong, Marc Rochester & Craig De Wilde.
|Violinist Seah Huan Yuh, Law Li Fang (Octagon)|
and Tang I Shyan (YST Concerts)
|Susan Lai and her husband pianist Albert Tiu.|
|Cellist Qin Li-Wei with Lionel Choi|
(Director of Singapore International Piano Festival)
|Composer Chen Zhangyi and violinist Anna Lee,|
pianist Khor Shang Jin and cellist Beverly Hiong
(Founder of Music & Makan).
|Here is the jury: Qian Zhou (Chairperson), |
Takashi Shimizu, Boris Kuschnir, David Takeno,
Kam Ning, Kim Nam Yun, Paul Roczek, Viktor Tretyakov,
Mauricio Fuks and Silvia Marcovici.
|The grand finalists await the verdict:|
Laurel Gagnon, Lisa Yasuda, Shi Xiaoxuan,
Oleksandr Korniev, Sergei Dogadin and Chisa Kitagawa.
|Down to the final two:|
the moment Sergei and Chisa are
informed of the final result.
|All the finalists and the jury.|
|The finalists with Qian Zhou and Bernard Lanskey.|
dean of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory
|3rd Prizewinner Oleksandr Korniev|
with his wife Yuliana.
|2nd Prizewinner Chisa Kitagawa|
with her mother Chiyo.
|1st Prizewinner Sergei Dogadin|
with his Victor's trophy by Tiffany & Co.